τέλειος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From τέλος (télos, end) +‎ -ιος (-ios, adjective suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /té.leː.os/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈtɛ.li.os/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈte.li.os/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈte.li.os/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈte.li.os/
  • Adjective[edit]

    τέλειος (téleiosm (feminine τελείᾱ, neuter τέλειον); first/second declension

    τέλειος (téleiosm, f (neuter τέλειον); second declension

    1. having reached its end, finished
      1. (of victims) complete, perfect, entire, without blemish
      2. (of animals and humans) full-grown, adult
      3. (of persons) absolute, complete, accomplished, perfect
        1. (of things)
      4. (of prayers, vows, etc.) fulfilled, accomplished
      5. (of numbers) full, complete
        1. (in arithmetic) those numbers which are equal to the sum of their divisors
      6. the third bowl offered to Zeus
    2. (of the gods) perfect, omnipotent, infinite
    3. last
    4. (neuter substantive) a royal banquet
    5. (feminine substantive) a full stop, period
    6. (adverb) at last
      1. completely, absolutely
      2. (the neuter is also used as an adverb)
        • 125 CE – 200 CE, Lucian, On Salaried Posts in Great Houses (The Dependent Scholar) 5
        • 95 CE – 165 CE, Appian, Civil Wars 1.8
        • 50 CE – 150 CE, Soranus, Collected Works 2.56

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    Adjective[edit]

    τέλειος (téleiosm (feminine τέλεια, neuter τέλειο)

    1. perfect, ideal, complete

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